The ACLU has begun awarding students who blow the whistle on constitutional violations with college scholarships. Hey, I wish that had been the case in my hometown of Sterling, Mass. back in the days when me and my classmates were all made to stand and say the pledge of allegiance – although it did provide a good [...]
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Want to have a public that is more informed about legal issues like tort reform or affirmative action? Or how about the role of the military or welfare reform?
In “America 101,” in the current issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Eric Lane, a Hofstra Professor, proposes a way to remedy the recent decline in civic [...]
The United States is currently in the grip of election fever. It’s practically all that’s reported in the news, and most everyone has discussed it at some point (and probably at length) with friends, family, and coworkers.
But New York Federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan has ordered that election fever be kept out of the classroom – at [...]